Estrella Damm Inedit | Damm S. A.

Estrella Damm IneditEstrella Damm Inedit
BA SCORE
3.61/5
490 Ratings
Estrella Damm IneditEstrella Damm Inedit
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Damm S. A.
Spain
estrelladamm.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by philipquarles on 09-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,473
Reviews:
198
Ratings:
490
pDev:
14.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
134
Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
2.84/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: no head really on a hazy straw body.

S: subtle spiciness and light malts but overall light on the nose. Corriander and yeast notes as well.

T: very watery. Almost like sweet lemon flavored water. Minimal malts and orange notes as well.

M: low carbonation and light bodied.

Overall: what the heck is this beer. It was so watery almost like spicey lemonade. It was fairly disappointing for the bottle and appearence. Good marketing.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 1/2013.

Pours a murky light orange-yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, citrus fruit, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that is easy to drink.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of orange peels in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of orange peels along with notes of wheat and a bit of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and refreshing. I would also consider it to be thirst-quenching—unlike most beers in this style—because it doesn’t have flavors of spices.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caught somewhere between a Witbier and a Saison, Damm Inedit has all the halmarks of a softly textured witbier but with the spicy dryness of a Saison. Medium flavored, elegantly balanced, and crisply refreshing; this proves to be a masterful beer.

The pour delivers a hazy straw/yellow color, just shy of golden. A dainty and creamy head forms on the beer, lacing and retaining reasonably well. A firm cloudy haze creates a mysterious glow through the beer and adds to the intrigue.

Soft and subtle aromas of soft wheat malts, pilsner sweetness, and a mix of orange peel, lemon zest, and white pepper carry on with moderate intensity. Herbal hops, corriander, and soft phenols give a hint toward both Witbiers and Saisons.

Flavors of Saisons show up first with a very Belgiany berry tartness, spicy (white pepper) flavor, and a fruity mix of lemons, apples, pears, and appricots. But soon after, the Witbier character shows curraco orange beer, corriander, and a softer wheat/pilsner malt blend- tasting much like sweet and light breads.

The body is quite nice- starting out with a creamy and airy wheaty texture. But as the carbonation trails off, the softer and elegant powdery textures come into play. This allows for a minty-dry and evaporative finish that includes a bit of watering and lightness.

Although the beer is billed as a Witbier, Estrella Damm Inedit has many of the halmarks of Hoegaarden but with a more characterful spiciness and dryness.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, another weird find in a small-town BC government liquor store, and easy to mistake for a wine offering, I reckon.

This beer pours a hazy pale golden yellow colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and a tad soapy eggshell white head, which leaves some random strands of mitochondrial lace around the glass as it gently falls away.

It smells of semi-sweet crackery pale grain, a touch of soft wheat, oily citrus, earthy honey, further tropical fruit notes, and weakly spicy coriander. The taste is much heavier on the malt - toasted barley and wheat in equal measure - muddled orchard fruit, apple and pear, mostly, some ethereal anise notes, and a decreasing spiciness - coriander, white pepper, and lemon zest.

The carbonation is moderate, just a fluttery frothiness milling about, the body a stoic medium weight, generally smooth, and perhaps a little chalky in its low-key creaminess. It finishes well off-dry, some leafy hops arriving on the scene to counter the grain and wheat sweetness, along with a lingering spiced fruitiness.

An agreeable enough witbier, to be sure, pretty well balanced, if a bit more prevalent on the sweet malt side, than any of the now faded fruity, spicy offset. The accompanying booklet cum marketing spiel indeed promises a fair lot more than is actually delivered, but that's to be expected - this is just a more or less simply rendered, and drinkable wit, with or without food.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a one-finger white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of coriander, yeast and wheat.

T - Good spicy bite with strong yeastiness and coriander flavors. Nice wheat flavor with a touch of lemon.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty good witbier. Better than other beers from Estrella.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with some white haze and a medium size foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of coriander and some orange peel notes is somewhat bland. Taste is also an average mix between some orange peel with notes of coriander and light wheat malt. Body is too thin for style with some good carbonation. Makes you wonder why El Bulli decided to get associated with this beer as this is really average overall.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 12/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy rings of lacing cling down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy, and slightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very nice witbier style! All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Large bottle split 3-ways.
Pours with a cloudy, apricot colored body and a decent head that leaves spotty lacing.
Fruity and yeasty aroma that would lead me to guess a Belgian origin.
The flavor largely follows. Moderate complexity.

O: as claimed, drinks like a cross between a light lager and a wheat beer.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to Jared for the bottle.

Pours a light copper color with a good deal of haze. White head with decent retention. Nose is light spice, citrus, pear, and a bit of might caramel. Taste is a bit plain with lift orange and coriander. Pretty good feel but the body is a bit off. A pretty interesting concept and all around a pretty good beer.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a foggy yellow with a white head. Nose is airy. Flavor is very interesting. Nice and complex enough, but light enough that it keeps it food friendly (as it's intended to be.) Interesting aftertaste that's worth noting. Almost like a light honey thing. Floral and spice tones are evident. But the honey just hits on numerous fronts and I like it. Almost seems like there's a bit of vanilla there as well. Even and nowhere near overpowering citrus is there as well. Carbonation feels a bit unusual. It's almost like champagne in a way? Definitely not typical, but it's not outlandish. Liquid is slick and smooth. This is an exquisite beer. Portrays many characteristics you normally see in other beers but delivers it in a more refined way with layers of character.

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Photo of jwc215
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clouded golden with a white head that lasts.

The smell is of orange/lemon with coriander.

The taste is grainy with lemon and orange. Coriander spicing is mild, and comes and goes. Sweet and sour with a spicy-ish, dry finish.

It has a crisp light body. Smooth and refreshing.

A nice wit... Easy enough to drink. A bit pricey at about 10 bucks a bottle, but certainly worth trying at least once!

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Photo of Tone
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of adjunct, slight pale malt, Euro yeast, hint of floral hops, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of citrus (orange). Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, pale malt, Euro yeast, citrus hops, coriander, hint of sweet malt, and slight adjunct. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, blend, and body. The adjunct flavors and aromas are a derogation, but otherwise a better than average Witbier.

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Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 490 ratings
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